Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon 5 and CCA Regional Championships

It’s always hard to believe when the series finale of the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series sneaks up on us. It marks the unofficial end of summer and always seems to get here before we know it.  But as usual, it turns out to be one of the better races of the season.  We had PRs, almost PRs, podiums, fastest splits, and other important personal accomplishments.

I know I say this every week but I never take for granted how close-knit our team is.  They are so supportive of each other- so much so that they even do each other’s hair.


Let’s discuss some of today’s moments.








Dave, 21 seconds
Missy, 49 seconds- down almost 2 minutes from the first race of the season.
Shannon, 3 minutes- down an INSANE 6 minutes from her first race of the season.






Sarah, 6 seconds off




Emily C, 3rd in AG
Emily K, 2nd in AG
Jane, 3rd in AG
Sandy, 3rd Open









Other Important Stuff

Melissa, bike split PR
Sandy, bike power PR
Sarah, swim split PR

Joelle and Shannon, tied for most smiles award

Dawn, best attitude award

39012973_10215781455716676_9037364068486217728_nJane, best bike mount award

Also… a big welcome to Sandy racing her first race as a Team AMEC member.  She’s returning to the sport after an prolonged injury break and we are stoked to have her.















Next up is the CCA Regional Bike Racing Championshipscca

Scotty and Steve headed down to Walterboro for some bike racing this weekend.  Scotty raced his first ever criterium and did great.  He placed 1st of his age category and 3rd overall in the race.

Both he and Steve did the TT on Sunday and killed it.  I forsee more bike racing in their futures.


Weekend Update: Lake Logan Half Distance Triathlon and Aquabike

Our team headed to the mountains this past weekend for the Lake Logan Triathlon and Aquabike.




Long time team member, friend, and amazing advocate for women in multisport, Angie, raced her first long-distance aquabike (swim/bike).   It was her first experience in the mountains with a cold swim and very hilly bike. She did amazing and I am super proud of her.  Next up is the Toughman Aquabike in September and I know she is going to crush that as well.


Next up is our awesome Shannon.  She’s been the Official Team AMEC Sherpa for years and finally stepped into the spotlight this summer.  Her first event was the She Tris women’s only triathlon (which was founded by none other than our amazing Angie) in June and jumped right in with 2 feet for the Lake Logan Half.  She has the best attitude and I knew she would do amazing.  She even took home the Novice Female award!  Not sure what’s next up for her but I am sure there is something on her mind already.




Jana is one of our newest team members and she is such a great addition- we love her! She did a great job placing 6th in her AG.  We used today as a training race for IM Chattanooga in September.  I have all the confidence in the world that she is going to rock that, too!



Last but not least is Tracey.  This was her second year at Lake Logan. She’s had a very busy life year so her training hasn’t been as solid as she’s wanted but her attitude was perfect.  She says, “Yesterday was tough….I knew going in that my training was not where it should be, but nothing went as I hoped. In the end, what I love about triathlon and the 70.3 distance is how you learn so much about how much further you can go when you get the “I can’t” out of your head.”   I’m really proud of her.  She’ll be headed to the Hincapie Gran Fondo in October for a very challenging ride.


Next week is the official end of the summer triathlon season in Charleston with the last CSTS race. I can’t believe it! We will have a huge crew there so stay tuned…

Weekend Update: Youth Triathlon and Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 4

It was a great weekend out at James Island County Park.  Saturday was the Youth Triathlon and Sunday was the 4th race of the Charleston Sprint series.





The Youth Triathlon

Madison and Hadley represented the team well on Saturday- coming in 4th and 5th, respectively.  These girls have a ton of spunk- just like their mama- and I am so proud of their determination.  They are definitely two to watch in the future.






Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 4



Sunday was the big day- we had 18 members of Team AMEC out there giving it their all.




I LOVE going out there to watch and cheer. Everyone did awesome and, as always, they support each other and have such a great time.







Here are this weeks PRs and Podiums and other cool stuff.





Missy, 15 seconds
Shannon, 3 minutes 10 seconds

It’s worth noting that Missy has basically PR’ed every race this series, and Shannon shaved all that time off from CSTS #3- only a few weeks ago.










Bree, 1st in Category
Darrell, 1st in AGIMG_1279
Emily K, 3rd in AG
Jane, 3rd in AG
Missy, 3rd in AG
Sarah, 5th in Open/Elite
Scotty, 1st in AG
Shannon, 3rd in AG















Jane won the prime for the fastest female bike split! Plus, she wins the Team AMEC spirit award this week for her blue hair and nails.


Stay tuned next week for Lake Logan Half iron distance and Aquabike results!

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #3

It was another great weekend at the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series!

Today was the 3rd of the 5 races in the series and we brought home a few more PRs and podium spots.





Josh: 27 seconds
Emily: 36 seconds
Robin: 1 minute, 49 seconds



Ken: 1st in AG
Emily: 2nd in AG


Other Awesomeness

It’s not just about PRs and Podiums in racing….csts4

Our official Team Cheerleader Shannon, aka “Baby Client”,  became an official Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series participant! After the She Tris in June she signed up for the rest of the series. Oh, and she also signed up for a half ironman in AUGUST!! She fits right in with our crazy crew.

Missy just missed a PR even with a bike shoe mishap.  Without that she would have nailed it for sure.

Tracey, Sarah and Jane made their 2018 sprint debuts- no PRs this time but they are on their way to getting their speed mojo back.

Dawn and Dave and just steps away from their break through race.

Joelle took a break from racing and became the official Team Cheerleader.

Jerry also came out to show his support.  We wish him the absolute best, are looking forward to him getting well and getting back to racing.  We love you, Jerry!!!


Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #2 and Charleston Running Club Open Masters Classic

csts4 It’s June which means the temperatures are starting to climb.  We had team members at both the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series and the Charleston Running Club Open Masters Classic track meet.

The CSTS #2 brought us a few PRs, a few podiums, plenty of good times and a few tears- but that’s racing for you.  As much as I would love to say “everyone PR’ed and placed this week!” we all know that doesn’t happen.  All we can do is pick ourselves up and move on.  But here is the good news:


Josh: 2 minutes
Missy: 30 seconds (if you remember her previous PR was a few weeks back at race 1)





Missy: 3rd in AG
Dawn: 3rd in AG

We have a few weeks until race #3 and we will be working super hard to get some kick ass results!

A different race that was tons of fun for the participants was the Charleston Running Club Open Masters Classic track meet.


Brian (number 8, pictured left) participated in multiple events, did fantastic and had a great time. Here are his results

1600m: 5:18, 5th overall
800m: 2:24, 2nd overall
And the 4x100m, 4x400m, and 4x800m relays!

If this sounds fun to you, be on the look out for the next one. Like the Charleston Running Club on facebook, it will keep you loop for fun running events all year long.